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Genome Engineering Technologies and their applications

The year 2014 saw a new Task Force constituted with a vision to foster innovation and promote development of Genome-wide Analysis and Engineering Technologies to make them accessible and affordable for wider use in Life Sciences.

Initially, the Task Force’s purpose is to help establish accessible facilities on some emerging technologies.

  • Genome Manipulation, Editing and Interference by CRISPER, TALENS and RNAi
  • Nucleic Acid Chips for genetic variations and chromatin remodelling
  • Single Cell Genomics and Mass-Cytometry

These technologies are only examples and the Task Force can both support and make efforts to lead in new areas as well as adapt and improve current ones and develop human resources. The support under this Task Force will help create a larger user base and enable it to address important basic questions, for example, applications in the study of emerging diseases, to manipulate/engineer genomes, develop transgenic systems and develop genome-based diagnostics.

The Task Force will support proposals related to

  • Creation of core facilities for making state-of-the-art genomic technologies accessible
  • Pre-, post-, and genomic pipelines and platforms
  • Data analysis and informatics
  • Innovation on existing technologies for easy adoption
  • New applications of existing genomic technologies
  • Training programs and workshops; exchange visits and programs for development of inter-disciplinary human resources.

During the period 2007 2014, the Department supported a programme to advance research and foster innovations in the areas of RNAi Science and Technologies. Now onwards the proposals with components on RNAi research and innovations relevant to Genome Wide Analysis, Manipulation and Interference would be considered under the present Task Force on Genome Engineering Technologies and Their Applications.

Genome Engineering Technologies Task Force

Contacts:

Dr Suchita Ninawe
Advisor
E-mail: sninawe@dbt.nic.in
Phone: 011-24363722

Dr Dhananjay Tiwary
Joint Director/Scientist E & Program Officer
E-mail: dhananjay.tewary@nic.in
Phone: 011-24365438